For the first time the Northern Province has the largest number of students qualifying for university entrance at the G.C.E. Advanced Level examination. about 68.3%of the total 16,604 students who sat the examination from the Northern Province gained university entrance.
There are 10,008 Students sat G.C.E A/L examination from Jaffna District and 1,457 students from Kilinochchi, 1,336 from Mullaitivu, 2,265 students from Vavuniya South and 1,568 from Mannar. And 1,633 were private candidates.
And there are more Northern students entering university especially in the science, medical and engineering fields in last year examination.
This is a good indication of the country development and the northern province development to improve the quality of education along with the peace environment.